This unique ownership structure provides our customers with an uncommon certainty – our owners are themselves loggers so there is never a doubt that our log yards can be filled with the raw material necessary to fulfill a customer’s order.
Found within 5 miles of the Brule River dividing northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Florence Hardwoods, LLC is in the heart of highly productive forestland. Our 150 mile procurement radius encompasses superior quality forestlands under a variety of ownership structures – from US Forest Service and multiple other federal holdings, State of Michigan and State of Wisconsin forestlands, various County and Municipal ownerships, and industrial and non-industrial private forestland owners. Landowner diversity coupled with a long-standing logging history within the region ensure that the forest industry in our procurement area is well supported and sufficiently supplied.
As our procurement area is relatively small, we not only know a good portion of the industrial and private landowners and local, state, and federal forest management personnel, we are also on a first-name basis with all of the loggers/truckers that supply the wood to our mill yard. These relationships provide us a keen understanding of each of our supplier’s production capabilities and the quality of the resources.
Florence Hardwoods, LLC has more than 60 full-time employees, allowing for the perfect balance between production capability and superior product quality. Each cant order run through our facility is 100% to each customer’s specifications (species, grade, width, and length), significantly reducing our customer’s overrun and positively impacting their bottom line. See our Product Gallery for some of the many cant orders we process. We currently run two shifts per day four days a week, with an average daily production of 100,000 board feet per day.100% Zero Waste Facility
The quality of our products are a direct reflection of the forests from which our raw material comes from. A large percentage of our raw material comes from certified forestlands including: State of Michigan, State of Wisconsin, Wisconsin County Forests, and private lands enrolled in Wisconsin Managed Forest Law or the Sustainable Forest Management Resource Network. Additionally, a number of our suppliers are either Michigan Master Logger Certified or Wisconsin Master Logger Certified. These certifications ensure that our suppliers and stakeholders are as committed to sustainable forestry as we are.
We here at Florence Hardwoods believe in sustainable forestry and business practices. That is why 100% of the raw material that enters our mill yard is utilized.
Scaling Hours: 4:00am–3:30pm CST Monday–Friday
All wood settlements will be paid on Friday the week following delivery.
Any question on wood specifications or delivery, contact: Ray Mills, Mill Manager @ 715.889.3378